My host took down my site the other day because they thought the domain expired, only they hadn’t processed the payment. I can’t believe my last post was in July, but maybe it was. I think it speaks to my year that I can’t even remember the last time I blogged here.
2017 was tough for me. I paid attention to my health and yet, that caused all new drama with new medications, reactions and general confusion. Politics drained me. Every day another injustice. Every day I shook my head in disbelief. I sought out political podcasts because I needed to hear that other people also felt the world was “topsy turvey” and that we were in an odd time. Lastly, it was the year of no sleep as my baby (my last baby) did not sleep through the night and only recently has slept through the night a few times. He’s still waking up once a night.
I feel like I went through 2017 almost in a zombie state. Just trying to get my head above water for a breath before I went under again.
In the last few days, I feel like something has been lifted. Maybe it was having a long weekend to rest, maybe it’s hope that everything will be okay, but there is a sort of peace and with that I came up with my word for 2018.
I don’t want to just set out goals, but I want to follow-up and actually achieve them. I want to be serious when it comes to carving time out for me and self-care. So I joined a local book club. Not only do I get to make time to meet with friends, but I also get back to reading which I have sorely missed in the last five years. I also got back to gaming with my husband these last few days. It’s been fantastic! I started playing some games on my phone – Hidden Folks is really cool but makes your eyes tired after a while.
I am reading Emily Ley’s Simplified Life book and actually working through her book. I’m actively decluttering, selling, donating. Just cleaning up our space. Which I think will help me clear up my thoughts. I want to get back to sharing stories. I make no commitment to blogging regularly, but I will write. I plan to start podcasts. My husband got me an amazing mic because he knew I have been wanting to launch a podcast for a long time.
I have lots of ideas for the year, but I’m going to take it slowly and focus on achieving.
What is your word or inspiration for 2018?